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Aged Care Update Day

Saturday, May 27 2023
8:30AM - 2:00PM (ACST)
The Highway Hotel
290 Anzac Hwy, Plympton South Australia 5038

Recommended For

GPs, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses & Pharmacists in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area


This activity aims at giving all primary health care providers the opportunity to expand their current level of knowledge and skills in the area of aged care. Topics include: frailty and falls, dementia, principles of medical management of chronic disease, oral hygiene, and nutrition, as well as increasing their understanding of current and new referral pathways. With a mix of primary health care providers as participants, the workshop offers a great opportunity for collaborative learning and networking.

Learning Outcomes

Define the multiple dimensions of frailty.
Identify appropriate frailty screening and assessment tools.
Discuss the use of targeted interventions and tools to prevent falls.


Registration / Arrival Coffee
8:30AM - 9:00AM (ACST)
9:00AM - 2:00PM (ACST)


Julie Dundon
Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian
Nutrition Professionals Australia
Michelle Sleightholme
Senior Dental Therapist – NW AREA / Senior Project Officer – Health Promotion
SA Dental
Dr Satya Vegunta
State-wide Lead Clinician – Adult Dental Service
SA Dental
Kristy Nixon
MPH, Manager Health Promotion, Programs and Communication
SA Dental
Alicia Innis
Complete Geriatrics Adelaide, Fullarton Specialists


TIME Session Presenter
8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Coffee on Arrival
9:00 - 9:45 Nutrition for the Older Person Julie Dundon, Nutrition Professionals Australia
9:45 - 10:30 Dementia Dr Alicia Innis, Geriatrician
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 11:45 Capacity Assessment Dr Alicia Innis, Geriatrician
11:45 - 12:30 Oral Health in Aged Care Kristy Nixon, Satya Vegunta, and Michelle Sleightholme, SA Dental
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:45 Frailty and Falls Joe Maloney
13:45 -14:00 Close

Note: Program subject to change

A cancellation fee of $44 will be charged via invoice for non-attendance at this event. To notify us of your inability to attend, please email events@ampheat.com.au by no later than 3 full business days prior to the event.  If your cancellation is inside 3 business days and unavoidable, please ensure you contact the event manager to discuss whether this fee can be waived for your circumstance.


Non-attendance means you have registered and not notified us of your inability to attend at least 3 full working days prior to the event. 


Why do we charge this fee?

This fee is to cover administration, catering, venue and speaker costs.


Your notification of your inability to attend enables us to provide courtesy notification to speakers who are giving of their valuable time of a drop in attendance numbers. It may also enable us to give someone on a wait list your seat at the event. If we are notified in time to reduce catering numbers with a venue and not be charged, funding can be put towards future education events enabling us to offer more topics. Very low attendance numbers notified with enough notice may also enable us to re-schedule the event to a future date. For these reasons, please let us know with as much notice as possible if you cannot attend.

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.